Les Sins Why Company Records

While the leaves may be turning brown, the beach vibes remain. Chaz Budnick, better known as Toro y Moi, has released new track “Why” under new dance-moniker Les Sins off his upcoming album Michael. Starting off with summery-synths Toro y Moi fans might recognize from the tracks like “Rose Quartz” or “New Beat“, the song is a fitting autumn pool party anthem.

Deeply layered with a funky bassline, bongo drums, and a hint of disco guitar riffs; the track is testament to Chaz’s known eccentricity. Berkeley-based Nate Salman leads the vocals as the backing chorus repeats, “Why You Wanna Go And Do That.”

Michael is set to be released on November 4th off Company Records (a new imprint by Toro himself and Carpark Records). Said to be inspired by cartoon and movie soundtracks, the album has been in production for over two years and all recorded in Chaz’s home studio.

According to the labels write up:

While there are no concrete themes associated with the album, Chaz says he can imagine all of these songs playing in the middle of the brilliantly lighted and busy Ginza district in Tokyo.

Touchstones like Timbaland, Mr. Oizo, and Daft Punk, and contemporaries such as Motor City Drum Ensemble offered inspiration, but most influential on the making of the album was the sage advice of a design icon. “My favorite graphic designer, P. Rand always said, ‘Don’t try to be original, just try to be good,’” Bundick says. “When making this record that was/is my mantra—it was just constantly looping in my mind. I believe ‘good’ is timeless and once you can recognize that you’ll see the world in its fullest.”

Stream Les Sins’s “Why” here. Pre-order Michael from Carpark.


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